Florida Medical Assoc. supports Medicaid expansion

July 29, 2014 7:00 PM

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Florida Medical Assoc. supports Medicaid expansion

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida (AP) - The powerful Florida Medical Association now supports expanding Medicaid to roughly 1 million Floridians, a controversial political issue that has divided state lawmakers.

The organization passed a resolution saying it will publicly support Medicaid expansion and accept nearly $50 billion in federal funds over 10 years, but only if expansion safeguards access to patient care and increases Medicaid reimbursement rates to doctors.

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